FOS programme

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wiggy001

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5,008 posts

207 months

Wednesday 28th November
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I'm pretty sure that last time I went to FOS (a few years back) we paid a fiver at most for the programme and radio earpiece. It now looks like its £18 which seems pretty steep. Just me and my dad going this year so it is worth picking up 1 between us? And what do you get for that? Is this the only way to know the running order up the hill each day?

I know everything get's more expensive but £18 for a programme seems a bit OTT.

hurstg01

2,569 posts

179 months

Wednesday 28th November
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Best to get the running order off the website / app, as it'll be more up to date

Ian Wegg

470 posts

76 months

Wednesday 28th November
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It is a bit steep that's true but if it was ever a fiver that was a very long time ago; the furthest I can check back is 2013 when I paid £12 and that was with the GRRC member's discount.

I always buy a programme to keep, usually picking it up on the way out and reading it back at home. I find it too big to carry around on the day. I don't find a need for the earpiece as you mostly hear the commentary through the speakers wherever you are. The programme contains lots of details of the cars but if all you want is the running order up the hill that will be somewhere on Goodwood's website a few days before the event.


wiggy001

Original Poster:

5,008 posts

207 months

Wednesday 28th November
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Thanks for the comments. A fiver might be a bit optimistic then, given I've been 3 times in the last 12 years so not that long ago!

I think I'll give it a miss and see if I have any cash in my pocket when we leave if i really want a copy to keep. Although I suspect I won't.

RichB

40,693 posts

220 months

Wednesday 28th November
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Generally I find Goodwood's programmes too stuffed full of advertisements. I never bother buying one at the FoS but for the Revival I like to know who's racing so the little retro race programme is excellent. But, it' expensive when you consider the large Revival programme is mostly adverts.
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Simes205

3,085 posts

164 months

Wednesday 28th November
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The programme comes in two parts now, like the revival.
I put the fancy one in my bag with a view to looking at it but then add it to my collection. The other has the times which I think you get on a small handout.
Bring your own radio.

scutt11

212 posts

93 months

Thursday 29th November
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Never recycle the radios I always just change battery in my earpiece £1 shop sell 6 battery pack